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Fun Friday for kids

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FRIDAY night is fun night for youngsters at Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre.

A new Friday Fun Club is being launched this week on February 6 and eight to 14-year-olds are being encouraged to come along for the two-and-a-half-hour sessions that run between 6pm and 8.30pm.

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The youngsters will take part in fun sports such as football and dodge ball organised by experienced coaches.

The aqua run in the Lagoon swimming pool will also be out, so children can take part in pool fun sessions.

Friday Fun Club organisers, Renfrewshire Leisure – the management trust that runs sports and leisure services locally – also plan themed nights including a summer BBQ, Halloween and Christmas parties, Owl Mania, and sand art parties.

Derek Gillespie, Renfrewshire Leisure’s interim chief executive said: “Our Launch Night activities also include fun activities, like gladiator duel, rodeo bull and sumo suits.

“If you’re looking for something fun and active for the kids to do on a Friday evening then the Friday Fun Club is the place to be.”
To book a place at the Friday Fun Club, log on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com or call 0300 300 0250 or visit the Lagoon reception desk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Residents encouraged to get the ‘feel good’ feeling

Residents encouraged to get the ‘feel good’ feeling.

Renfrewshire residents are being encouraged to come along to a free event and get the ‘feel good’ feeling.

Feel Good Renfrewshire will take place in the Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley, on Tuesday 25 March.

Residents can drop in anytime between 3pm and 6pm to find out about activities in their area and even try some out.

The event is being staged jointly by Active Communities, Renfrewshire Community Planning Partnership and Renfrewshire Council.

Councillor Iain McMillan, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Social Work, Health and Wellbeing Policy Board, said: “Feel Good Renfrewshire will spread the message about all the things available to help your health and wellbeing, and this launch event is a great start.

“Singing, dancing, exercising, gardening – there as all things that make you feel good. Sometimes, you just need to know who else nearby is doing these things so you can get started.”

“Renfrewshire is packed full of clubs and groups for people of all ages, abilities and interests. There are also plenty of agencies in the public and voluntary sectors providing advice and support. This is an ideal opportunity for people to drop in at the Lagoon and find out for themselves.”

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Council.

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Celebrating a spa-cial birthday

EVE Spa

Celebrating a spa-cial birthday .

CLIENTS turning up for EVE Spa’s first birthday party will end up getting a gift themselves.

The luxury spa in Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre is marking being open for one year with a day of celebration for customers and staff.

And when clients buy special VIP Birthday treatments costing £30 and £20, they will be given a gift card for the same value to spend on health and beauty products.

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EVE Spa beauty therapist, Jenna Cowan, left and spa manager, Lynne Nesbit with a first birthday cake.

The EVE Spa birthday party starts at 10am, on Friday November 8 and the celebrations go on all day until 7pm. Everyone is invited and guests will get a free glass of bubbly, fruit juices and a goodie bag to take away.

The £30 VIP Birthday treatments include an anti-aging, or hydrating facial; a body strategist cellulite treatment, or Rasul mud treatment for two with use of the Thermal Experience area. For £20 guests can have a spray tan or an express or gel manicure.

EVE Spa manager, Lynne Nisbet said: “We’ve had a fantastic first year and as a special thank you to all our clients, EVE Spa is going to give them a birthday present instead of receiving one.

“I hope lots of people come down to join the party and if you haven’t been to EVE Spa before, this is a great chance to visit us and see the first-class luxury treatments that are available in the centre of Paisley.”

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Renfrewshire Young people turn out for council careers fair

Futurefest

Renfrewshire Young people turn out for council careers fair

Young people from Renfrewshire turned out to a council-run event to meet people who could help them find their ideal career.

The Futuresfest careers fair for young people aged 16 to 24 took place at Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre and featured more than 40 exhibitors.

They included significant local employers such as Quarriers, the Lynnhurst Hotel and St Mirren FC.

Visitors on the day could also speak to staff from training providers, and organisations including the NHS, JobCentre Plus and Skills Development Scotland.

Council staff were on hand to dish out information about their apprenticeship scheme, youth employability hub and £8m Invest in Renfrewshire programme.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan popped along to see the event for himself, and said: “The council will do all it can to make sure young people have the best chance possible of finding work.

“The aim of Futuresfest was to give them the opportunity to speak to a range of people who can help them get to where they want to be in life.

“Whether it be further education, apprenticeships, access to training or help finding work, there was something for everyone on offer.”

The same day also saw an open day at the council’s youth employability hub in Gauze Street, Paisley.

Staff at the hub are able to offer young people aged between 16 and 24 help with finding work, access to training and CV and letter writing.

For more information about the council’s youth employment services, call 0300 300 1180, email employability@renfrewshire.gov.uk or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

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Wear Red for BIG heart Cycle

Wear Red for BIG heart Cycle

Sunday 23rd June 2013

The second Big Heart town cycle will take place this weekend in Renfrewshire.
It all begins at The Lagoon Leisure Centre and ends at Castle Semple Visitor Centre in Lochwinnoch.

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British Heart Foundation Scotland is working together with Renfrewshire Council and The Community Health Partnership to raise awareness of Heart Disease through fundraising and volunteer work.

Dont have a bike ? Thats no excuse as they can lend you a bike free of charge – contact Bernadette Reilly on 0141 618 6810 for further information.
The event starts at 10am at The Lagoon Leisure Centre and its anticipated most participants will complete the cycle in 1 ½ – 2 hours…

Free transport will be provided back from Lochwinnoch to Paisley early afternoon for participants and their bike
Entry cost is £5 per adult and child entry is free. Children under 16 are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult
BHF Scotland are also asking if participants can wear RED for the event

Sponsor forms are available from www.bhf.org.uk/paisleyheartcycle or by telephoning 0121 661 5100 and pressing option 4. The British Heat Foundation Scotland would very much appreciate it if you would consider getting sponsored to do the cycle to raise vital funds for BHF Scotland.

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Lagoon Refurbishment – Important Notice

Major improvements to the Lagoon Leisure Centre are being carried out as part of Renfrewshire Council’s multi million pound Building Better Communities Programme (click here for further details). Part of this investment involves the refurbishment of the Arena Hall (already under way) and the modernisation of the pool area.

The Lagoon Pool will be closing on Sunday 25th September 2011 for refurbishment and is scheduled to open again in Spring 2012. During this period customers will still be able to access the Gym, Sports Hall and Fitness Classes. Read more